Stop being a couch potato and embark on a journey of a lifetime to watch it LIVE
Irrespective of the geographical location and local sporting interests, one event which is most likely to enthrall and attract people from all over the world is the Winter Olympics. With the upcoming Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia from February 7 – 23, 2014; the hype and fanfare pertaining to this massive global event has already begun.
One of the most debated topics which have bombed the internet is whether or not to see the Winter Olympics live. Yes, sitting within the comforts of your house with a beer in one hand and pretzels in the other does sound quite cool. But, it also sounds equally boring. Or should we say it is too much of a stereotype. So, why not do something unique. Something which will give you memories to last a lifetime. Something which will captivate and enthrall you and allow you to relax and enjoy as well. Go and watch the Winter Olympics LIVE. Here are a few facts which should help you make up your mind.
Sochi is one of the most beautiful resort cities of Russia and is the place to be during summers as well as winters. The Caucasus Mountains are completely covered in snow during the winters. This helps to make Sochi look magical and divine. With such a perfect backdrop, passing up on the idea of being in the city and attending one of the grandest events in sporting history seems foolish, doesn’t it?
Not only do you get to witness some of the evergreen sporting activities live, you can also feel the adrenaline of newer and heart thumping sporting events such as snowboarding. Moreover, rooting for your country, sharing the joys and sorrows of the athletes around you, basking in the Olympic glory, living within an international community of organizers, athletes and tourists from all over the world and enjoying the thrills and frills of another culture is an opportunity which is extremely difficult to pass up.
Traditionally, hockey is one Olympic sport which gets immense publicity and is extremely popular as well. The heat, the action, the immense rivalries and the intense match ups are the next best thing to the Roman Colosseum. However, with less than 200 days to go to the 2014 Winter Olympics, there are a few questions on the mind of hockey fans around the globe. Who will be Canada or Finland’s Goalkeeper or Slovakia’s No. 1 Center or Russia’s defenders are a few debates which are likely to go on and on until the teams are finally announced. While there might be if’s and but’s about Hockey, the rivalry between South Korea’s Viktor Ahn, Canada’s Charles Hamelin and South Korea’s Sin Da-woon are sure to set the stage on fire during the short track speed skating events.
However, while being enthralled in this magnificent city with some of the grandest live sporting events on display, make sure that you remember to take out time to witness and experience some of most mesmerizing sights and attractions which Sochi has to offer. You can also embark on popular day tours around the area such as a trip to the Riviera Park (a location known for its funnily shaped statues and beautiful magnolia trees)ad the Dagomys Tea Plantation (the best place to experience the culture of a working tea plantation and also to sample some of the best tea found in Russia).
What’s your favorite Winter Olympic sport?